Broadband Quality, Not Penetration, Leads to Different Rankings

Broadband speeds in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Spain and the U.K. are not up to date when it comes to speedy broadband services available to consumers. These countries are hardly keeping pace with the demands of web based applications and video services, whose bandwidth needs are expected to only rise, according […]

BT to Invest £1.5bn to Take UK into Broadband Superleague

British Telecom (BT) has planned a major upgrade of its network to become one of the world’s broadband leaders. According to the Telegraph, the new service will serve up to 10m homes by 2012.

US Should Provide Incentives to Boost Broadband Access

The U.S. government should create a national broadband strategy, create incentives and support efforts to boost broadband demand in order to increase broadband access, according to a new report, Explaining International Broadband Leadership released on 1 May.

Functional Separation in Telecoms – Panacea or Plague, Report

European telecoms market research company IDATE published a study about functional separation involving a review of the existing examples in the UK and Australia and the (several) projects under consideration in New Zealand, Italy and Sweden. The paper also assesses the initial impact on the functional separation case in the UK – which has been […]

Eight EU Members Ahead of U.S. in Broadband, Commission Says

Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden are world leaders in broadband deployment with penetration rates over 30 per cent by the end of 2007, according to the European Commission’s 13th Progress Report on the Single Telecoms Market, issued today.